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Silk Ombre Kimono

Added Jun 1, 2016

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

I made this kimono top out of a lovely printed silk with an ombre dye affect. It was a very easy top to sew, but it was a challenge to lay out and cut the fabric as perfectly straight, with the pattern design centered and on grain as I possibly could.

I used New Look 6217 pattern view A, the short kimono, as a base pattern for the shape, but then extended it 22" to reach all the way to the end of my fabric, using the entire length of the fabric since I didn’t want to cut it off and loose the beautiful ombre pattern.

I think it came out pretty well, kind of boho-chic, so I grabbed my photographer friend, grabbed another friend’s gorgeous young daughter, and found a cool location to shoot some photos.

I had fun making this kimono and creating a little piece of wearable art!

PS I also made the tan tank top she is wearing under the kimono out of a nice sand washed silk. That turned out to be the perfect layering piece!

Material Notes

silk chiffon,
sandwashed silk

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Material
Silk

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  • C__data_users_defapps_appdata_internetexplorer_temp_saved_images_untitled_large

    Jul 7, 2016, 03.10 PMby nrobson

    gosh this is gorgeous! i love this totally x

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      Jul 8, 2016, 02.53 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 7, 2016, 09.22 PMby estilosalome

    Amazing. That kimono is so stylish. It looks fantastic. I love it!!!!! ;-)

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 8, 2016, 06.27 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 6, 2016, 05.43 AMby Mokara

    Beautiful kimono, model & photos.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 6, 2016, 10.01 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much! I can’t take ALL the credit! ;)

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    Jun 5, 2016, 06.18 AMby rita61

    Neat kimono. Great model!!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 6, 2016, 10.01 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! She’s so pretty, isn’t she! Just a natural :)

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    Jun 3, 2016, 06.35 AMby SueMH

    Nice outfit and great use of fabric. Very stylish!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 3, 2016, 02.50 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Sue!

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    Jun 3, 2016, 05.32 AMby izbott

    Oh it so luxurious & casual. You certainly can wear it all summer long!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 3, 2016, 02.50 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! Or maybe I’ll sell it to someone to enjoy :)

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    Jun 2, 2016, 04.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! So pretty!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 3, 2016, 02.49 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Ellen!

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    Jun 2, 2016, 10.10 AMby Mary Athey

    This is beautiful and looks fabulous on x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 2, 2016, 03.10 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much Mary!

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    Jun 2, 2016, 02.47 AMby A Bag Full Of Fabrics

    The fabric is gorgeous! Great outfit!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jun 2, 2016, 03.10 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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    Jun 1, 2016, 10.37 PMby Angie H

    WOW.I so love everything about this and I wish something like this would look as good on me as it does on your model. Totally fresh.

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      Jun 1, 2016, 11.18 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much! I agree; she does make it look amazing, she’s a natural beauty!

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